We are happy to announce that we are staying open to serve you this summer, with special summer hours.**
We here at F10, love a good party! Did you know we offer full catering services for intimate dinners, large scale corporate events, weddings, on-location craft services and so much more! This past season we had the privilege of being apart of some ridiculously rad events. Our menus are always creatively inspired, locally sourced and meant to be shared amongst friends and family. Check out some of our favorite moments from Instagram’s Desert Chill Party this spring!
event + food photography by Sarah Dickenson
What post would be complete without a few faves from our awesome catering team!
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MAY 2019, LINE-UP
The bathroom is yours, let’s make it interesting!
In terms of “public” art spaces, bathrooms are traditionally overlooked, a missed opportunity for an artist and the public to have a shared experience. By offering this blank three-dimensional canvas our goal is to give the artist the opportunity for creative expression while we and the public at large get the opportunity to think differently about a space that is traditionally thought of as a solely utilitarian.
From May - July we will be featuring our first local artist Abe Alvarez - Tostado.
Abe is a born and raised Californian. His parent’s divorced when he was young and he spent the first 15 years of his life with his Father in Northern California. As the son of an illustrator, Abe found himself trying to mimic his Dad’s work. He was inspired by his favorite comics at the time and would frequently try to recreate the cover’s of Wolverine, X-Men and Avengers. When Abe turned 15 he moved south to Long Beach, with his sister and Mom.
Abe’s Mom was a fine artist and sculptor, she opened up a whole new creative world for Abe, attending galleries and art shows all over LA. At the time he was entrenched in skateboard culture and was influenced by Mark Gonzales and Neal Blender, two well known skateboarders and artists.
It was around this time that Abe realized he wanted to start taking his art seriously. After about 5 years in the LBC and another 3 years in the desert, Abe decided to make the move north again, but this time to San Francisco, to try and make a living with his artwork. It was slow moving at first, but after a few years of drawing and going to openings, Abe landed his own shows at galleries like 111 Minna and Upper Playground with artists like Doze Green, Jeremy Fish and Mark Ryden. In 2008, Abe decided to move back to Southern California to be closer to family and now resides here, with a studio in Yucca Valley where he produces all of his work.
F10 - What is the name of the piece on display at Birba?
AAT - ”Somebody's Watching Me,” from one of my favorite songs...Rockwell's ”Somebody's Watching Me.”
F10 - What themes do you tend to pursue in your work?
AAT - The all-seeing eye. The sense that we are all here and always watching each other, even if we don't mean too.
F10 - Where do you draw your inspiration from?
AAT - Life in general. Everyday situations or ideas. I tend to use people or animals in every painting.
F10 - How did you start making art / what is your background?
AAT - I can't remember when I started to paint. Both my parents were artists so art supplies were always available. My mom has a painting I did when I was around 5-years-old. So maybe around then? I really came into my own around high school, that's when I was doing the good stuff.
F10 - What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without?
AAT - My imagination. With that, you could use any tool. Printing, drawing, painting, sculpture…anything.
F10 - Is there an element of art you enjoy working with most and why?
AAT - I guess just trying to do something new every day. Keep fresh. Always trying to expand on your art.
F10 - How do you know when a piece is finished?
AAT - I never do. It's never finished. I've been known to go back and work on paintings that have been on my wall for 10 years. I've gone to friends houses that purchased a painting of mine 5 years earlier and asked to take it home and add something to it because I saw something new.
F10 - What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given during your artistic career?
AAT - Never stop doing art. Never give up. Just keep producing.
Please Join Us in celebrating our latest artist installation Featuring Abe Alvarez-Tostado
Where: Birba Palm Springs / 622 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA. 92262
When: Thursday May 9, 2019 6 - 9pm
Complimentary bites and bubbles will be served.
Last month, all roads led to the valley for the 20th year of the highly celebrated Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. F10 Creative and Plymouth Gin joined forces to host the “Early Bird Special” to entertain tastemakers from Miami, New York and LA at Mr. Lyons before everyone let loose at the festival over the weekend. As the sun was setting, Plymouth Gin’s Global Ambassador, Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge treated guests to Plymouth Gin 50/50 martinis, the cocktail's beautiful pale pink matched the sky perfectly.
Mr. Lyons’ Executive Chef Erik Dandee and F10 Culinary Director Eddie Moran teamed up to create the perfect 3-course classic steakhouse menu, which included menu favorites such as oysters, shrimp cocktail, prime rib and Mr. Lyons special homemade hot fudge mint ice cream sundae.
Following dinner, guests joined the bumping after-party that had already started at Seymour’s, where special guest Andy Shannon of the Punch Room (The London EDITION) was preparing distinctive Plymouth Gin cocktails, including his famous punchbowl concoctions. The party went on into the wee hours of the night, as great evenings fueled by delicious cocktails and amazing company tend to do.
image credit: Sarah Dickenson
APRIL, 2019 LINE-UP
Don't miss out on our Cheeky's Grab n' Go pop up for Modernism Week! Located next to Modernism Camp at 515 North Palm Canyon Drive, Cheeky's Grab n' Go has you covered all day long! With freshly juiced smoothies and croissants in the morning to salads, light sandwiches, cocktails and more in the afternoon, there is a little something for everyone! Here are the details!
When - Thursday February 12th - Sunday February 22nd
What Time - 830am - 7pm
Happy Hour - 4pm - 7pm
Where - 515 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA (next to Modernism Camp!)
We know Modernism Week can be grueling, between the heat, parties and home tours, so come relax and recharge with us at the Grab n' Go or swing by for a quick bite on the way to your next event! With happy hour from 4-7pm, it is the perfect spot to get your afternoon buzz on before heading out for the evening!
I hope everyone has been enjoying their time at Modernism Week because I know I have! If you are need of a morning espresso before you hit up the town our coffee cart is now located in the Birba gardens and will be open all weekend from 8am-2pm! Serving delicious Vittoria coffee, it's the perfect place to relax while waiting for your table at Cheeky's or to grab a cup of joe on your way by! If you are looking for more information click here! Have a fantastically Modern weekend everyone!! xo sarah
Simple, smoky, delicious. This mezcal hot toddy is a great twist on an old classic! Using mezcal instead of whiskey adds a surprisingly delicious and unexpected smokiness to the wintery cocktail. It may be starting to warm up here in Palm Springs but there's no way I was going to deprive the rest of you who are still living in snowy wonderlands of this drink. This bevvie was first brought to my attention when I asked my good friend Michael, who is a bartender at Birba and of whom many of you may know as Lutke, for a warm beverage on a rather chilly Palm Springs night, but I wanted it to be different, obv. And it was EXACTLY the perfect mix of familiar and unexpected. It warmed me right up and gave me a nice buzz! I hope you love it as much as I do! xx sarah
yields 1 cocktail
1.5 oz mezcal (we like Vida Organic)
1/2 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey
4 oz hot water
1 lemon wedge
1 orange wedge
In a snifter mix honey and hot water until honey is dissolved.
Stir in mezcal and lemon juice.
Squeeze lemon wedge and orange wedge over beverage and garnish with fresh fruit or place the squeezed fruit directly into glass!
This month F10 is super excited to support the Palm Springs Animal Shelter! For the whole month of November proceeds of our vegan "PERFECT PITTie" pizza will go directly to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter! The PS Animal Shelter is the only municipal no-kill animal shelter in the Coachella Valley, in a town that is so animal friendly we think it's incredibly important to show our support, raise awareness, and give back to establishments that share in our same values and protect our furry friends. The shelter cares for between 400-600 animals every day, and depends on donations to continue to be there for the animals that depend on them. All you need to do is stop in, enjoy a PERFECT PITTie pizza and grab some cocktails with friends! What else could be better than that?
More info at www.psanimalshelter.org
Volunteer at www.psanimalshelter.org/volunteer
We've been receiving a lot of great press lately! Here are some of the highlights!
Food and Wine Travel - Avalon Hotel & Chi Chi
Food and Wine features Chi Chi and the Avalon! We all know that Palm Springs no longer really has an "off season," and it's great to see! I think it's safe to say that Avalon with it's relaxed and modern vibes and Chi Chi with its health forward latin inspired plates is going to become one of the must visit places to stay and eat in PS!
Bodie On the Road - "Your Guide to Tail-Wagging Travels"
Bodie On the Road is the dog friendly travel blog of Belinda Jones, a British magazine journalist and travel author and her adorable pup Bodie! The purpose of the blog is to share the best places to travel, dine, and stay with your favorite four legged companion in tow! Recently Belinda and Bodie traveled to Palm Springs and named our very own Cheeky's and Birba as two of their favorite dog friendly places to dine and Chi Chi as one of their favorite poolside eateries! Find out more about Belinda and Bodie by visiting their blog and checking out the full feature here! Thanks for dining with us Belinda and Bodie!
The Australian - Palm Springs, the Capital of Desert Cool
According the Australian, Palm Springs is one of the hippest places to visit these days, and we couldn't agree more! With our dry air, sunshine filled days and poolside lifestyle it's no wonder it's the hottest place (literally) to be seen! Thanks for naming Cheeky's as one of your "treats in the heat!" Read the full article for more Aussie goodness here!
And last but certainly not least, instagram! I feel like there's been an explosion of fun grams all over my newsfeed, here is a round up of a few of my favorites!